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News   - Latest Headlines

Welcome to Young Calibre's news page. We hope you enjoy reading about the latest developments in our service, stories about people who have supported us, recent publicity, and also news about books.
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How audiobooks began

09/10/2019

Continuing the 2019 Libraries Week theme on the role of libraries in the digital world, let us begin with a quick look at a novel about the early... More >

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Today is National Poetry Day!

03/10/2019

This year National Poetry Day celebrates its 25th anniversary on 3rd October. The one-day festival, which is focusing on the theme of truth, sees... More >

countryside agriculture

Wellbeing: Walking and nature

04/09/2019

With the summer drawing to a close and the hustle and bustle of preparing for the months ahead, we thought it was the ideal time to revisit some of... More >

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Competition: Build your own LEGO library

15/08/2019

This year in Libraries Week, CILIP is running a competition in libraries across the UK inviting young people to get creative and build their... More >

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The Sounds of Space

26/07/2019

To mark the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, this year the BBC Proms has included space amongst the themes of the world-famous classical music... More >

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Summer Read Recommendations

22/07/2019

We asked everyone round the office at Calibre if they would suggest some of their favourite summer reads, either because they read it on holiday or... More >

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Audiobooks for a happier and healthier life

27/06/2019

Reading books has many health benefits; from reducing stress and helping to combat memory loss, to boosting mental health. Books provide us with... More >

National Reading Group Day 2019

National Reading Group Day

12/06/2019

National Reading Group Day is run by The Reading Agency, in partnership with the Booksellers Association and takes place on Saturday 15th June in... More >

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D-Day 75

04/06/2019

This week sees the 75th anniversary of D-Day during which a number of commemorative events are scheduled, both in Britain and France, to remember... More >

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Make a Noise in Libraries!

31/05/2019

Make a Noise in Libraries - 2nd to 15th June 2019 Make a Noise in Libraries (MANIL) is an annual campaign designed to bring public libraries and... More >